Gowens Family History

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Gowens Name Meaning

Scottish: variant spelling of Gowans.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Cowens, Gowins, Gowen, Gowans, Bowens, Cowen, Gowers, Gowin, Towns

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Gowens Family Origin

Where is the Gowens family from?

Gowens Family Occupations

What did your Gowens ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Gowens occupation in the UK was Lighterman. 15% of Gowens's were Lightermans. A less common occupation for the Gowens family was Boot & Shoemaker. Lighterman, Agricultural Labourer and Boiler Builder were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gowens.

View Census data for Gowens | Data not to scale

  • Lighterman

    15%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    10%
  • Boiler Builder

    5%
  • Boot & Shoemaker

    5%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Gowens ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Gowens Historical Records

What Gowens family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Gowens. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gowens census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1891 UK census records for Gowens

Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Gowens. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Gowens. For the veterans among your Gowens ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gowens Life Expectancy

What is the average Gowens lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Gowens life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1972, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Gowens in 1961 was 54, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gowens

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gowens ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

Famous Gowens Family

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Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
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Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
Martin Luther King, Jr.1929 - 1968 (39)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
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